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For Mahatma Gandhi, trusteeship was indeed more than just an economic expedient or a temporary solution. He viewed trusteeship as a fundamental philosophy and a way of life that encompassed his entire worldview and approach to society. Comment.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7. For Mahatma Gandhi, trusteeship was indeed more than just an economic expedient or a temporary solution. He viewed trusteeship as a fundamental philosophy and a way of life that encompassed his entire worldview and approach to society. Comment. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: mkgandhi.org

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To explain about the trusteeship of Mahatma Gandhi and its aim of protecting dignity of beings over materialism.

Directive:

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining the core idea of trusteeship philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

Body:

Further elaborate the concept of trusteeship with examples from Gandhian times to contemporary times. Gandhi’s economic ideas were part of his general crusade against poverty, exploitation against socio-economic injustice, and deteriorating moral standards.

He wanted to liberate the modern economic philosophy from the quagmire of materialism and bring it to a higher spiritual plane. Human actions were motivated by social objectives of the protection of human rights.

Conclusion:

End the answer by stressing the need and importance of trusteeship in present times.